Being born with birthmarks can be difficult for children and can make life hard for them at school. But loving parents from the UK decided to join in with their childs birthmarks and decided to tackle this issue in a very unusual but profound way. Tanya and Adam Phillips both have tattoos and decided to get some tattoos on their right legs which matched the birthmark of their 18-month-old daughter, Honey-Rae, has on her leg.
This is a wonderful story of helping this child not feel alone with her birthmark and I’m sure will be a great help to her as she grows up!
More info: mirror (h/t: elitedaily)
“Although in our eyes she was perfect, I knew people would cruelly point and stare at her”
“I was stood at a check out till, when I saw an old couple whispering and staring at Honey-Rae’s leg. I was distraught. It was first time I had taken her out without covering her up and it confirmed all my worries and fears. People are cruel without even realising”
“We had talked about having duplicate tattoos done for a little while but that day my mind was made up”
“When the swelling went down, I showed Honey-Rae, and she gently touched it and smiled as she said ‘Match,’ pointing to her own leg. If I’d have needed any reassurance that I’d made the right decision that was it”